Highway bill extended yet again
Jul 26, 2004 1:29 PM
The House of Representatives has extended funding for federal highway programs through September 24 and funding for federal transit, highway safety, and motor carrier safety programs through September 30, according to House information.
The House, and later the Senate, approved the decision July 23.
Funding will continue for highway construction, highway safety, transit, motor carrier, and surface transportation research programs at the levels approved in the FY 2004 budget resolution.
The bill, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), is a controversial six-year highway funding proposal. House members earlier passed a $275-billion plan while the Senate countered with $318 billion.
The White House recommended $256 billion, and said that senior advisors would counsel the president to veto the bill, if the final amount is above that.
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